MCA bans Kapuya 10 years

HARARE - Freddy Kapuya, the Midlands Cricket Association (MCA) chairman, has been handed a 10-year-ban from all forms of cricket after he failed to respond to several allegations levelled against him.

The Redcliff Mayor and former chairman of the Zimbabwe Cricket Committee was served with a suspension letter on June 8 which was signed by Charles Chibhotso, who is now the acting MCA chairman.

The letter read: “Following your suspension in accordance with section 23(3) of the Provincial Constitution, you failed to respond within fourteen days as stipulated by the Midlands Cricket Association Constitution.

“The disciplinary committee set on the 5th of June to deliberate on the matter and came out with a resolution.

“You are thus suspended from the Midlands Cricket Association for (10) years and will not be eligible to hold any executive position in the Midlands Cricket Association or its affiliates during this period.

“The suspension was effected from the 14th of May 2015.”

On May 14, Kapuya was notified of the resolutions made at a Special General Meeting and outlining detailed allegations against him.

Kapuya, however, denied he was suspended saying he had voluntary left his post to concentrate on his public office as mayor.

“I didn’t see any letter but all I can remember is that I only said people should not divide the province, let’s getting into these provincial board elections as one big family,” Kapuya told the Daily News.

“I am not seeking re-election and my view is that we should groom someone who is capable to lead our province to greater heights.

“I felt that I wasn’t doing justice to the game, this is my passion but because of time constraints I ended up not giving enough time to the game but should the board want me to extend a helping hand in anyway, I will always be available to assist them.”

Meanwhile, Wilfred Mukondiwa, Zimbabwe Cricket chief executive confirmed receiving Kapuya’s suspension letter from the interim MCA stakeholders.

“I have just received the email this morning, it’s his decision as you know those elections were postponed and are yet to be conducted,” he said.

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